Category - Beach - Boardwalk

The original Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was built in the 1930s and it quickly became the focal point for the developing tourist destination. For many years, the Boardwalk was graced by US servicemen stationed nearby, by entrepreneurs whose imaginations were sparked by the boardwalk and the exciting Atlantic coastline, and by tourists who attended nearby dance halls, arcades, pavilions, restaurants, and attractions. The Bowery opened in 1944, and the Gay Dolphin gift shop opened in 1946, and no doubt their customers enjoyed a stroll on the iconic…

July is such a busy month for us here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our summer season is in full swing and that includes a number of fun activities and events being hosted almost every night! If you’re headed to see us this week, here are some fun suggestions worth checking out: Monday, July 23, 2018 Hot Summer Nights / 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. / Free to attend Monday nights are Kids Night in the oceanfront Plyler Park area, with tons of activities catered to younger members of the family. Attendees can expect everything from stilt walkers and…

In honor of Shark Week, we’re sharing the best tips for finding shark’s teeth in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For children, one of the best parts of a beach vacation is the time spent on the beach collecting sea shells and, if they're really lucky, finding shark's teeth. I met with a long-time local and shark tooth hunting expert, Blakely Roof, who has found hundreds of shark's teeth along the Myrtle Beach shoreline. On a weekend, Blakely can find anywhere from 30 to 50 shark teeth. She’s shared with us her best tips for shark teeth hunting in…

Visit Myrtle Beach, S.C. Announces New Developments for 2018 and Beyond Myrtle Beach, South Carolina continues to rank as one of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation, attracting roughly 19 million visitors annually. Given the accessibility and multitude of attractions for families, the Myrtle Beach area received several new accolades in 2018 including being ranked by Google as the “Third Most Searched Travel Destination in the World,” one of the Travel Channel’s “Best East Coast Beaches” and a “Top 10 Beach Town…

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we have a TON of activities to keep your little ones busy and entertained, but traveling here can be a different story. Whether you’re road tripping or headed to the airport, here are a few tips to make traveling with children just a little bit easier. Schedule travel around nap times. By traveling around nap times or even at night, you can ensure that most traveling time is spent with snoozing kids. This is especially helpful for little ones that get frustrated easily in a car seat. Travel light. Try to…

Myrtle Beach Event Roundup, July 7-18, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018 8:00 AM by Nora Battle

July is such a busy month for us here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our summer season is in full swing and that includes a number of fun activities and events being hosted almost every night! If you’re headed to see us in the next week or two, here are some suggestions for your evening itinerary: Saturday, July 7, 2018 Hot Summer Nights / 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. / Free to attend The Will Jackson Band will perform classic rock hits, as well as original music, in the newly renovated and oceanfront Plyler Park. Stroll the boardwalk and enjoy all the…

Yesterday (June 21) marked the official start of summer! Hurray! We’re looking forward to many, many days of fun in the sun here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you’re headed to our shores in the coming months, here are a few tips to make sure your visit is as fun and safe as possible--whether you’re swimming, hunting for seashells or simply laying out: Sun Exposure Always, always, ALWAYS wear sunscreen. Regular application of sunscreen protects against painful sunburn and sun damage. Reapply after swimming and always bring along a hat…

Myrtle Beach’s ‘Hot Summer Nights’

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Myrtle Beach’s popular ‘Hot Summer Nights’ event returns to Plyler Park on Monday, June 11, 2018. Through September 3, visitors will be able to catch different live entertainment acts and family-friendly activities every single night of the week. Aside from having oceanfront evening entertainment all summer long, our favorite thing about Hot Summer Nights is that it’s free to attend! From the costumed princesses and balloon artists to stilt-walkers and live bands, there is bound to be something for every member of the family to enjoy. Here’s a…

How to Pack the Perfect Beach Picnic

Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

As we head into the summer months here in Myrtle Beach, I know our family is going to be doing a lot of our eating outdoors. From grilling out to casual dinners on the porch, summer in the south is the perfect time to take meals outside. One of favorite ways to take advantage of the beautiful beach destination we call home is to pack a picnic for the beach. Before children, my husband and I enjoyed a more ‘upscale’ beach picnic experience. We’d take our fancy picnic basket, complete with cheese board and formal utensils, for an oceanfront…